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Geographies of British Modernity: Space and Society in the Twentieth Century

Geographies of British Modernity: Space and Society in the Twentieth Century

by David Gilbert
     
 

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This volume brings together leading scholars in the geography and history of twentieth-century Britain to illustrate the contribution that geographical thinking can make to understanding modern Britain.

  • The first collection to explore the contribution that geographical thinking can make to our understanding of modern Britain.

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This volume brings together leading scholars in the geography and history of twentieth-century Britain to illustrate the contribution that geographical thinking can make to understanding modern Britain.


  • The first collection to explore the contribution that geographical thinking can make to our understanding of modern Britain.
  • Contains thirteen essays by leading scholars in the geography and history of twentieth-century Britain.
  • Focuses on how and why geographies of Britain have formed and changed over the past century.
  • Combines economic, political, social and cultural geographies.
  • Demonstrates the vitality of work in this field and its relevance to everyday life.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Through the appropriately "modern" concepts of survey, site and identity, Gilbert, Matless and Short offer us an enticing set of precise vignettes, framing a geographical interpretation of British modernity. This book sketches an agenda for what will be an enduring preoccupation among historical geographers in "millennial" Britain.' Denis Cosgrove, University of California, Los Angeles

"This landmark volume stands as the first work of historical geography to cover the whole span of the twentieth century. Through the analysis of broad patterns of change and the close scrutiny of particular spaces the contributors draw out the contours of British modernity since 1900 and demonstrate the vitality of contemporary historical geography." Miles Ogborn, Queen Mary College, University of London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444355529
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/22/2011
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series , #81
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
2 MB

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From the Publisher
'Through the appropriately "modern" concepts of survey, site and identity, Gilbert, Matless and Short offer us an enticing set of precise vignettes, framing a geographical interpretation of British modernity. This book sketches an agenda for what will be an enduring preoccupation among historical geographers in "millennial" Britain.' Denis Cosgrove, University of California, Los Angeles

"This landmark volume stands as the first work of historical geography to cover the whole span of the twentieth century. Through the analysis of broad patterns of change and the close scrutiny of particular spaces the contributors draw out the contours of British modernity since 1900 and demonstrate the vitality of contemporary historical geography." Miles Ogborn, Queen Mary College, University of London

Meet the Author

David Gilbert is Senior Lecturer in Geography at Royal Holloway College, University of London.

David Matless is Reader in Cultural Geography at the University of Nottingham.Brian Short is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Sussex.

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